Watch Damon Albarn team up with a string quartet to perform ‘Royal Morning Blue’

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21 Jan 2022, 13:30

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Damon Albarn is a talented performer in his own right, but performing with a string quartet took him to the next level.

The Gorillaz and Blur star played 'Royal Morning Blue' for Jimmy Kimmel Live! on US TV.

He was playing in support of his 2021 solo album, ‘The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows’.

Appearing live in the studio, Albarn performed the record’s ‘Royal Morning Blue’ on a piano in front of a changing, natural landscape backdrop. The musician was accompanied by a string quartet.

It was a moving performance, thanks to the string quartet and emotional lyrics that include: “At the end of the world, stay by my side. At the end of the world, stay by my side. Royal morning blue"

Watch it below:

The song and the performance were inspired by the landscapes of Iceland.

Damon is due to play songs from the album at a small show in London next month.

He's due to play at the Troxy on February 20 as part of the BRITs Week 2022 gig series.

Albarn has had plenty of practice of late, after playing a series of piano shows last month in Glasgow, Newcastle and York.